I just returned home to California after a month long tour in Australia promoting my book Daddy! I had an incredible time meeting fans, signing books, and reading to awesome crowds of queers, kinksters, and lit lovers in the land down under. I had the pleasure of reading and doing an intimate Q&A in both Melbourne Australia (where I read at Hares and Hyenas) and Sydney Australia where I read at Max Black. Fabulous questions, fabulous communities, and so much fun. Where will Daddy show up next?
“ FEMINIST PORN ICON & AUTHOR MADISON YOUNG READS FROM HER NEW MEMOIR “
CONTACT: Madison Young
“DADDY: A MEMOIR” A READING AND BOOK SIGNING BY FEMINIST PORN ICON & AUTHOR:MADISON YOUNG.
LOS ANGELES, CA- WEDNESDAY JULY 22ND, 2015
STORIES BOOKS AND CAFE
1716 WEST SUNSET BLVD
LOS ANGELES, CA 90026
Close your eyes. Now picture yourself sitting amongst a bookstore bustling with a thick palpable energy, eagerly awaiting author and feminist porn icon, Madison Young to step up onto the small stage, with her recently released memoir, “Daddy” clutched firmly in her hands. As this San Franciscan kinkster and radical performance artist reads to you with passion and intimacy you feel as if you are simultaneously the only one in the room and a part of something bigger than yourself, as she opens her lips and shares her stories of heroism, heart break, and struggles in the fight for sexual freedom and the visceral journey of sexual discovery through the lens of a feminist submissive who grew up in the heartland of America.
Madison Young is delighted to read from her intimate and critically acclaimed feminist erotic literary sensation – Daddy: A Memoir – which was called “The Real Life 50 Shades of Grey” by the SF Weekly and “..Powerful, erotic prose.” by Academy Award winner Diablo Cody while Actress Margaret Cho says of Young “…an incredible and singular force in the world of art….her individualism, innovation, insight and innate intelligence …is downright inspirational.”
Madison will be appearing in Los Angeles at Echo Park’s Stories Bookstore to read in person from Daddy: A Memoir on July 22nd at 7:30pm.
Madison’s real life literary narrative ushers the reader into a world of a young girl from Ohio who leaves the heartland for California in search of a sense of belonging. Swan dive down this wild rabbit hole as author Madison Young pairs a sense of both strength and vulnerability into her literary journey of carnal sex, desire, and BDSM with fierce feminist ideology in this courageous account of a young woman coming of age and finding home.
Madison Young, author and radical feminist performance artist and director, spoke of her excitement about the reading stating “I’m so thrilled to be reading at Stories. Many of my sexual adventures that I explore in my book were instigated right here in Los Angeles and I’m so thrilled to be presenting these tales for the first time to Los Angeles audience here at Stories Bookstore.”
The reading will be followed by a to not be missed Q&A and book signing with Madison Young.
July 22nd 2015
Madison Young is an author, body based performance artist, feminist pornographer, sex educator, and mother. Young has presented on the topics of pornography, feminism, and sexuality internationally, including at Yale University, Northwestern University, and the University of Toronto. Young’s writings have been published in books such as “Best Sex Writing of 2013″, “Subversive Motherhood”,”Daddy: A Memoir”, and her forthcoming books “DIY Porn Handbook:Documenting Our Own Sexual Revolution” and ” The Ultimate Guide to Sex during Pregnancy and Motherhood”. Young has been featured for her expertise in sex-positive culture on such media outlets as BravoTV ‘s Extreme Guide to Parenting, New York Times, and HBO. Madison Young lives and works in Berkeley,California.
How Feminist Politics Support My Kinky Sexual Desires
Here’s a taste from my latest article on Bustle:
“As I grew older, both these parts of myself — my feminist side and my sexually submissive side — became a driving force behind my work as an activist and artist. But more importantly, they also began to occupy and inform a large part of my queer sexual identity and my authentic expression of self (in and out of the bedroom). After all, I don’t leave my gold star feminist membership card at the door when I slip out of my cardigan and into my collar.” Read the Article Here
‘REVEAL ALL, FEAR NOTHING’ SET
- Autographed copy of Daddy: A Memoir
- Limited edition screen-printed canvas bag
- Two 30ft lengths of special edition Daddy Green hemp rope
- Free pair of safety shears
*******************************AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES*********************************
AN EVENING WITH MADISON YOUNG
WHEN: July 29th @ 8pm
WHERE: Hares and Hyenas (63 Johnston St. Fitzroy 3065 Victoria Australia)
WHAT: Come and spend an evening with queer porn star, author, artist and sex educator Madison Young at Melbourne’s favourite bookshop Hares and Hyenas. Madison will be available to sign books and will be discussing her recent book Daddy: A Memoir. She will be interview by the one and only Jules Wilkinson and there will be an opportunity for the audience to ask questions.
Tickets are $15 Full/waged and $10 concession/unwaged Tickets available online HERE
MANIFESTING SEXUAL MASTERY – A WEEKEND OF SEXUAL EMPOWERMENT
WHEN: August 1st & 2nd
WHERE: Pulse located at 1 Pitt Street Brunswick Melbourne, Victoria 3056
WHAT: Feminist porn icon and International Sexpert – Madison Young, divulges the sexual secrets of exploring and expressing your sexuality with the passion, prowess and gusto of a sexual master and with the heart and intimacy of a skilled lover.
Through a series of hands on workshops, radical sex presentations and live demonstrations coupled with assigned homework and complimentary reading materials, Young promises to sexually empower individuals in this transformative weekend long experience. A Two Day Intensive workshop weekend plus a 3 hour play party following this immersive experience in which participants will have the opportunity to try out their new skills
PRICES: Full Price $480 AND Concession $400 – Tickets available HERE
INTENTIONAL KINK WITH MADISON YOUNG
WHEN: August 8th-9th
WHERE: Splinter – 1/17-19 Hope Street, Brunswick, Melbourne, VIC 3056
WHAT: Madison Young’s Intimate Exploration of Dominance and Submission is a 2 Day Intensive of hands on workshops, intimacy labs, radical sex presentations and live demonstrations coupled with assigned homework and complimentary reading materials that is aimed to guide kink curious couples on their journey through kink and BDSM following a conscious Kink methodology.
Intentional Kink is kink in which both the submissive and dominant are aware of and focused on the gifting and receiving of positive intention and energy through touch, breath, sensation, intimacy, and communication. In this two day intensive couples have the opportunity to discover their Dominant and Submissive through an extensive program composed of intimacy labs, communication exercises, meditation, visualization, yoga, tantra, gifting energy and intent to an object.
PRICES: Full Price $480 AND Concession $400 Tickets available HERE
Schedule: 14 hours – two 7 hour workshop days plus a 3 hour play party following intensive in which participants will have the opportunity to try out their new skills
HACKERMURMUR: SUMMER OF LOVE, DEATH AND PARENTHOOD
WHAT: art show by body based performance artist and author: Madison Young and magic-realist – Sheila Metcalf-Tobin
WHEN: OPENING RECEPTION JUNE 6, 11AM-1PM EXHIBIT RUNS THROUGH AUGUST 1ST
WHERE: HACKER MOMS ( 3288 ADELINE STREET BERKELEY CA)
“ THE BAY AREA’S ONLY HACKER SPACE THAT CATERS TO MOTHERS PRESENTS A NEW EXHIBITION OF ART THAT EXAMINES BODY POLITICS, RADICAL SELF LOVE AND DISCOVERING OUR LIMITS WITH IN PARENTHOOD “
For more information visit : http://mothership.hackermoms.org/
BAY AREA BOOK FESTIVAL
WHEN: JUNE 6th 3:30PM-6:30PM & JUNE 7TH 11AM-1PM
WHERE: RARE BIRDS BOOKS BOOTH: (located in downtown Berkeley on Allston (nearest cross street is Milvia on RADICAL ROW (See Map at http://www.baybookfest.org/content/logistics/gettingaround.html)
WHAT: Madison Young will be signing copies of her book Daddy and meeting fans.
FOR MORE INFO: http://www.baybookfest.org/ http://www.rarebirdbooks.com/ and www.DaddyTheMemoir.com
WHAT: a four-day intimate kink retreat at a beautiful secluded resort just north of San Francisco.
WHEN: JUNE 26-29 2015
PRESENTATION: Madison Young will be presenting her acclaimed Zen Submissive workshop along with a reading and signing of her memoir “Daddy”.
WHERE: Private Location just north of San Francisco
FOR MORE INFO AND TICKETS: http://www.boundlessevents.org/
A READING AND ART SHOW
BY BODY BASED PERFORMANCE ARTIST & AUTHOR:MADISON YOUNG.
TUESDAY FEBRUARY 3rd 2015
6:00pm (ART OPENING)
7:30pm (Reading from Madison Young’s memoir Daddy)
8pm ( Q&A and Book Signing)
Intimate works of photographic art that capture transgressive feminist performance art along side a reading from Young’s brave and vulnerable, yet arousing tale, “Daddy: A Memoir”.
1741 ALCATRAZ AVE
Exhibition runs February 3rd – March1st 2015